Celi has been an educator since 2010 and has taught at several educational institutions both in the USA and in Germany. Celi’s experience within the art community is versatile, from running an art gallery with friends, to translating art exhibition catalogs from German to English, to offering art projects to underprivileged children in her community.
“As the first in my family to go to college, spreading knowledge has always been important to me, but there is nothing like teaching art (history) and the multilayered awareness linked to the arts. Teaching art skills is not only fun but an uplifting voyage that helps our inner talents grow and be fostered.” Celi’s teaching philosophy is about equitable learning and the chance to widen one’s horizon by offering a supportive safe space for expression and exploration. Although her art practice combines all mediums, Celi finds film photography to be the most exciting art form in that it combines both science and artistic creation.
Celi holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.A. in Visual Arts from the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. Next to her work at ArtReach, Celi teaches German at the German Pacific School of San Diego and art history courses at the Imperial Valley College.